Introducing the DE SMET Button Up Convertible Dress

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Minestrone Soup Recipe


As the trees begin to change color and the weather starts to cool down, we look for constants that feel familiar. In our house, making minestrone soup is a way we welcome in the new, cooler season each year. Since yesterday was the first day that felt like Fall, I made my favorite minestrone soup recipe with garlic croutons. This recipe makes enough food for a few meals, so it is well worth it. It is also a great way to use the abundance of summer vegetables left in the garden.

This meal takes around 30 minutes to make, but the flavors are hearty and deep as if you let it simmer for hours. Continue reading


Must Have | White Mules


White is right this season for shoes and I don’t mean sneakers and sandals. White mules are the perfect transitional shoe to pair with long dresses, denim and wide leg trousers as we ease into autumn. Whether you opt for architectural elements, or simple slides, this is the go-to-shoe of the season.

Discover our favorites from…

Neous transparent mule | Tibi cutout mule | Gray Matters mule | Mansur Gavriel heel slipper | Maryam Nassir Zadeh mulemust-have-white-mules-white-shoes-fall-2017-mansur-gavriel-tibi-neous-gray-matters-mnz-desmitten


Custom Portfolio by KD Books

You know that feeling when you are looking for something that serves a common purpose but you’d like an elevated, more custom version? And you spend hours and days searching for it? And once you find it, it might be too late to make your deadline?
Well all of these things happened to me when I was frantically searching for a custom portfolio to display the lookbooks for DE SMET. With appointments lined up just four days away, and the need for a customized portfolio case, I came across KD Books. They offer custom colors, fabrications and even expedited service for people like me. I emailed, called and messaged them on Instagram, with little expectation that this was even achievable. To my surprise and delight, the owner, Kristin Dunn herself called me back. She informed me that she was going out of town in two days but assured me she could make my custom portfolio the next day and ship it out before she left. I was saved! And because of her professionalism, execution and customer service, I had to tell you about her. Here are some images of my linen covered portfolio case which holds the seasonal DE SMET collections. I am forever grateful to Kristin, I could not imagine displaying my lookbooks in any other fashion. View more of her customizable binders, photo albums and presentation boxes here.custom-portfolio-linen-covered-kd-books-desmet-nyc-2desmitten

Postcard From DIA Beacon


This past weekend I spent the day in one of my all-time favorite museums, DIA Beacon. Located just over an hour outside of New York City, it is well worth the day trip. As a former Nabisco box factory with over 34,000 square feet of skylights, the industrial space was repurposed into a museum in 2003.

The contemporary art that fills the galleries of this museum range from minimal to massive. From the delicate linear drawings of Sol LeWitt and the Robert Smithson mirrored sand pieces, to the monumental Richard Serra installation that inspired the DE SMET Asymmetrical Overcoat.

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